South Zone – Issue 82

Audi to invest US$72 million in Mexico

he Audi’s plant in Mexico will be an important part of the growth strategy of the Company in North America, assured Rupert Stadler, Audi’s CEO. He pointed out that the complex in San Jose Chiapa, in Puebla is a guideline in the environmental issue, because it has the most sustainable painting workshop in the Americas. On the other hand, according to Thomas Sigi, Officer in charge of the Audi’s Personnel Department, they expect to increase their workforce to 4,200 employees this year. This production plant, in which US$72 million were invested, will be the number 13 around the world and the successor of the Audi Q5 is going to be produced here.

HUF invests in its plant in Puebla

HUF Mexico, manufacturer of different automotive components and keys for BMW, Rolls Royce and other firms, will expand its plant in the State of Puebla, with a US$37.84 million investment, in order to break into the electronics sector with brake system sensors. Carlos Almeida Marques, General Director of HUF Puebla, said that, after eight years of operations, the production in the State represents 10% of the total sales of the consortium. It is expected that this expansion be ready by the end of 2016, generating up to 600 jobs, Mr. Almeida stated.